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Howard County Welcome Center in historic Ellicott City is CLOSED on Thursday, March 5th, 2015.

Celebrate your BROmance on a MANcation
in Howard County, Maryland!

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Plan the ultimate guys’ trip in Howard County, MD! Men of all ages and interests will find something they enjoy here Maryland comes together! Beer lovers will enjoy the growing number of craft breweries and great restaurants offering unique drinking options. Adrenaline junkies can speed around racetracks and take their chances on a giant swing. Outdoor adventurers will enjoy access to ample open space and trails great for hiking and biking. Take a break from the norm and plan a Mancation with the fellas.

Shop The Mill, The Mall, Main Street, Maple Lawn & More

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Shopaholics and fashionistas welcomed at The Mall in Columbia with its 200+ trendy shops. Historic Ellicott City and Historic Savage Mill are perfect for antiquing and upscale boutiquing. Learn more…

Pet-Friendly Places, Events, Pubs & Inns

“Top 10 Places is U.S. for Pet Lovers” according to US News & World Report, so bring Rover over (and Fluffy, Polly, Charlotte, Nemo…)

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Welcome Centers in Ellicott City & Savage Mill

WC Bench 2Stop in our Welcome Centers to get local insights and recommendations from our Tourism Team. Take a break in the lounge area, discover new area attractions, learn history from informational panels, and grab brochures for the best lodging, shopping, dining and sight-seeing.

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Visitors & Residents Guide Available

The award-winning Official guide to Shopping, Dining, Lodging, Sight-seeing, Living and Discovering Howard County, Where Maryland Comes Together!

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